PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- While authorities continue to search for the body of a University of New Hampshire student, a gathering has been planned at the university to celebrate her life.
Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, of Westborough, Mass., disappeared on Oct. 9 after attending a class at the Durham campus.
Family members and friends became worried after Marriott failed to show up work the next day.
A gathering to remember Marriott is planned for Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in front of Thompson Hall. The university had planned to be holding a forum on its master plan at that time, but that event will instead be held starting at 1:15 p.m. in the Huddleston Hall ballroom.
A 29-year-old man, Seth Mazzaglia, was charged with second-degree murder in her death.
At Mazzaglia's arraignment, court documents revealed that he was accused of strangling or suffocating Marriott. A source who had been briefed on the investigation told Fox 25 that police were investigating the possibility that Marriott was killed during a sex act.
Mazzaglia did not speak at the arraignment and did not enter a plea in the case. He was held without bail at the Strafford County House of Correction.
Police continued to search the Lookout Point area on Peirce Island in Portsmouth for Marriott's body on Wednesday. New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said the search could last for days.